Posts Tagged ‘Animals’

Animal testing raises the ethical question of the Covid-19 vaccine for investors Comments 0

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

The search for a Covid-19 vaccine highlights a massive dilemma for many ethical investors; any vaccine will be tested on animals and so violate the rights of those animals as sentient beings. Ethical investors often don’t want to invest in companies that test on animals. But many of these same people (including me) will willingly Read more

Alpacas pretending to be camels stars of Auckland church’s nativity scene Comments 0

Monday, December 9th, 2019

A pair of alpacas have become unlikely stars in Massey Presbyterian Church’s annual Christmas Drive-Through. Casting the animal participants in live nativity scenes has always been a challenge in New Zealand, where there are no camels to accompany the wise men who made the trek to Bethlehem. But over the 16 years the Auckland event Read more

Dog lover’s guide for Catholics Comments 0

Monday, July 16th, 2018

There are only three physical examples of God’s unconditional love for us here on Earth: the love from one’s mother, the love from one’s grandmother(s) and the love one receives from a very large dog. Read more Related Posts:Seeing the world through the eyes of loveHow can I love the unlovable?Sologamy – Now you can Read more

Stray dog becomes a furry friar Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

A stray dog stray has found a home in a Franciscan monastery. Carmelo, the schnauzer, is enjoying life now following his adoption by the brothers of the monastery of San Francisco, Cochabamba, Bolivia. Continue reading Related Posts:Christian heritage monastery ransackedTVNZ follows up on Carmelite Monastery programme this SundayBenedict XVI can’t drive but can fly helicoptersBenedict Read more

Animal priests won’t baptise single mums’ kids: Pope Comments 8

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Pope Francis has described priests who refuse to baptise the children of young single mothers as “animals”. Francis was speaking at a Q&A session near the end of a pastoral conference of Rome diocese on the family. Crux reported that Francis spoke of a “pastoral cruelty” at the Q&A. An example is priests who refuse Read more

Pope: You can’t love your pet and be indifferent to poor Comments 0

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

People in need deserve more love from us than our pets do, Pope Francis has said. In off-the-cuff remarks on Saturday at St Peter’s Square, he said: “How often do we see people greatly attached to cats, to dogs”, but fail to “help their neighbour, their neighbour who is in need . . . This Read more

Do bacteria go to heaven? Comments 0

Friday, December 19th, 2014

So the Pope says animals are going to heaven. Even though he is not a nonbeliever Clay Farris Naff finds it a charming concecpt. But he wonders if Pope Francis meant to include bacteria? Another week, another story about Pope Francis saying something a little weird and a little cool. News reports suggested that Francis Read more

Did Pope Francis say animals go to heaven? Comments 0

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

The news networks are abuzz with stories saying that Pope Francis has said pets go to heaven. They’ve even “helpfully” noted how this contrasts with the position of his predecessor, Benedict XVI. But the thing is . . . the whole story is false. Here are 7 things to know and share . . . Read more

Animals also go to heaven suggests Pope Comments 8

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Tip the dog, Soda the cat and Tweety-bird, indeed all animals will also go to heaven. At least this is one interpretation of remarks made by Pope Francis in his weekly general audience in the Vatican, reports the Guardian. “The holy scripture teaches us that the fulfilment of this wonderful design also affects everything around Read more

Mormon missionaries rescue ducks from NZ drain Comments 0

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Two Mormon missionaries working in New Zealand came across a duck quacking next to a storm water drain. Her ducklings had fallen through the grate into the drain While one filmed, the other pulled the ducklings out of the drain. Upon being freed, the ducklings immediately ran toward their mother, chirping their appreciation This heroic action Read more